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HTML5 Multimedia Developer's Guide by Lee Cottrell, Ken Bluttman

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Chapter 5Getting Visual with Video

Movies, web shows, video clips, and more—watching video is ubiquitous Web-wise. With YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu, and other video-centric web sites, watching the Web has become as much an activity as exploring the Web or interacting with web sites and applications. There is so much video out there! Video is now a staple of the Web and will be until the day we can just implant the video clips in our brain cells.

However, to watch videos from the popular sites that serve them, there is overhead to manage, such as an account, uploading your own video, making decisions about the audience, and so forth. Also, you need to make a choice between having links back to the videos or embedding the code in your pages, ...

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